Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former driver and alleged bagman, underwent booking procedures at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame on Tuesday after he surrendered to authorities in La Union.
Dayan, who was presented to the media, earlier went into hiding for months after he was accused of receiving drug money from Bilibid inmates meant for De Lima's 2016 senatorial campaign.
De Lima last week admitted her past romantic affair with Dayan, but maintained that she never accepted drug payoffs.
She said the relationship lasted for a “few years” and that Dayan had long been separated from his wife. She said she broke up with him before she ran for senator.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Dayan's capture will "tie up the loose ends and supply the missing links" in the cases filed before his department.